12 months
14000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) programme offered at the University of Westminster has been devised to provide knowledge of key aspects of this increasingly important disease area. 

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Improved global life expectancy has resulted in a cancer epidemic. It is well recognised that accurate early diagnosis is an essential aspect of the administration of increasingly expensive and tailored cancer treatment care plans.

You will become familiar with the genetic and cellular changes occurring in both solid and blood-borne cancers, the current and emerging technological approaches for diagnosis of the disease and the effect on pertinent cellular changes on patient prognosis. Studies on populations and the influence of genotypic variation will ensure that you are qualified to make sense of cancer statistics.

During the MSc Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) programme offered at the University of Westminster , you will join our thriving research environment and will have access to excellent laboratory facilities within the Faculty. On successful completion of the course you will be equipped to take forward your career with an in-depth knowledge of this increasingly common disease area. 

Career Path

  • The Cancer Biology MSc equips students for careers in the research sector, for example in academia or in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Depending on the options that are taken by the student, in addition to their in-depth knowledge of molecular and cellular changes that occur in cancer, the student may also gain a detailed knowledge of the –OMICs topics alongside immunodiagnostics and immunotherapeutics.  These areas of study open up the choices that students may select in terms of careers.


The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Cancer Biology
  • Cell Signalling and Genetics
  • Molecular Science and Diagnostics
  • Postgraduate Project
  • Postgraduate Research Methods 
  • Communicating Science
  • Extended Postgraduate Project
  • Immunopathology (Haematology-Cancer)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in biomedical sciences or a closely related discipline.  
  • Professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT tuition fee: £950 (Price per 20-credit module)
  • International PT tuition fee: £1,600 (Price per 20-credit module)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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